Tuesday, April 19, 2011
According to ArtNet, graffiti artist Angel "LA II" Ortiz has been a guest at Rikers for three weeks. His trial is set for April 27. Per ArtNet: "He was arrested for graffiti three times in a short period, which kicks the charges up to a felony."
"He was arrested for graffiting over the Kenny Scharf mural at Houston and Bowery Streets, and also for painting a rather large graffiti mural on the Urban Outfitters store on Second Avenue in the East Village. Ironically, LA II is an official Urban Outfitters Artist."
The LES native frequently collaborated with Keith Haring. NYC the Blog has more on Ortiz here.
[Hat tip to @marccasale]